In the novel "First Day on Earth", the protagonist is a boy named Mal whom believes he is an alien and is being tracked. He thinks he doesn't belong on Earth and is needed in outerspace. Mal's Father left his mother when he was a kid and now lives with his mother whom is often drunk. He often goes to an abductee support group where he meets people with other worldly secrets of their own which they share at this group. Also,Mal meets a guy named Hooper who seems to be somewhat like Mal. Hooper says he is an alien and Mal thinks that some day these aliens will find him and he is going to be free.
Mal is very different from everyone else. He is bullied by all the popular kids and is often ignored. He never likes to share his thoughts in class about anything because he thinks they are stupid and everyone will laugh at him. Mal is the kid with greasy hair, slumped in the last row of seats in class. The kid whom everyone is afraid to talk to. He is full of secreats. Years ago, he disappeared in for three days. weather it was a breakdown or an alien abduction, even Mal isn't sure.
In my opinion, the song "Fireworks" by Katy Perry describes the character of Mal very well. This is because the quote "baby your a firework, come and let your colours burst" means that don't be afraid of what others think of you, just do what you think is right. In this novel, Mal's character is exactly like this verse from the song because he believes he is an alien and doesn't care what others think of him. he keeps stuff to himself and doesn't mind anyone else's business or what they think about him.
Mal is a very loving and caring kind of person. He has only two friends, Mark and Sameer whom don't sit with him at lunch because Mal likes the outdoors and they dont. All the popular kids ignore him except for a girl named Posey. She doesn't care what anyone thinks about her,she's just always nice to Mal and is always willing to help out. Mal likes animals and can't see...
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